Recently Adopted Policies

Welcome to the CPS Policy Handbook Online

The Chicago Board of Education policies on this web site are presented as a convenience and are available to the public.

The Policies have been reformatted to PDF for use on the Internet; physical appearance may differ from that of the certified versions thereof on file in the Office of the Board.

All Policies will be enforced in accordance with the certified versions of the Policies. In the event of a discrepancy or a perceived discrepancy, individuals should refer to the certified Policies, which are available from the Secretary of the Board. The Secretary of the Board can be contacted at the Chicago Board of Education, 1 North Dearborn Street, Suite 950, Chicago, IL 60602 (773) 553-1600.

The Policies are presented as adopted by the Board, and the Board believes that they accurately reflect all Board Policies in existence as of September 28, 2016.

Users of this website should be aware that Policies should be updated within one week after each Board Meeting, but updates may take up to a period of 30 days before appearing on the website.

It is the policy of the Board to prohibit unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation on the basis of any classifications protected by the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Illinois and applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy discrimination), gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Concerns or Inquiries should be made to the Equal Opportunity Compliance Office Administrator at (773) 553-1013.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and related regulations concerning sex discrimination also should be referred to the CPS Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (773) 553-1195.